• Competitive
  • Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi-US
  • 2019-02-16

Retail Services Finance - Best Buy: SVP, Finance Planning & Analysis Senior Lead Analyst

Retail Services Finance - Best Buy: SVP, Finance Planning & Analysis Senior Lead Analyst

  • Primary Location: United States,Illinois,Elk Grove Village
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Finance
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 19002331


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi's Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients' and the public's trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

This position is the portfolio lead on the Citi Retail Services Best Buy credit card portfolio. The role will have significant interaction with Citi Retail Services Senior Management and the Partner Finance and Business teams driving product and marketing opportunities.  The role is also responsible for shaping the analytics and reporting for the portfolio fulfilling both internal management and partner needs.  The Senior Lead Analyst leads a team of onshore and offshore resources performing financial analyses related to promotional programs, investment opportunities, marketing campaigns, new product development, and other strategic initiatives as well as forecasting and analyzing P&L dynamics and growth/return increase scenarios.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Best Buy Finance staff to develop projections for internal sales and applications, develop forecast model and create projections for out-of-store sales
  • Partner with Finance Planning & Analysis on Contractual P&L and profit share payment forecasting, including both current year and long term/contract projections
  • Work closely with internal and external business partners to develop annual Marketing plan, including regular updates to ensure accurate projections
  • Drive insight through the development of vintage and ongoing product-level profitability analysis with detailed segmentation by key driver
  • Analyze promotion-level profitability and sales performance, influencing internal and partner promotional strategy
  • Support marketing campaigns and strategic initiatives through generation of requested financial analysis, providing guidance and insight to business and partner teams
  • Interact with Citi analytics teams (e.g. Risk Management, Decision Management, etc.) to prepare both regular and ad hoc internal and partner-facing analytics
  • Support preparation of financial packages for business reviews, investment/marketing campaign reporting, and other financial reports, as needed
  • Participate in month-end close process to ensure accuracy of partner related payments, accruals, and reserves; ensure partner financials align with contract terms
  • Evaluate contractual changes (amendments, etc…) both analytically and from a contract language standpoint
  • Direct day-to-day work of onshore and offshore finance resources, providing coaching and training to staff
  • Support Citi Retail Services business-wide financial analyses, as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of advanced financial analysis experience.  Credit card experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and intellectual curiosity to identify business needs, partner with the appropriate senior leaders
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced, matrixed team oriented environment across multiple diverse businesses while building strong relationships 
  • Must have a proven track record of strong performance managing multiple diverse priorities with tight deadlines